Feed the Boro is an annual tradition in Statesboro that has helped serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands since it started more than 20 years ago.
Though only in its fourth year, the J.C. Lewis Ford Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is the primary fundraiser for the Feed the Boro Thanksgiving meal. The 2017 scramble is set for Thursday, March 30, at Forest Heights Country Club.
Registration is open now and costs $100 per person or $400 per foursome. There are also many opportunities for sponsorships available at different donation levels.
The registration price covers 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, unlimited drinks sponsored by El Jalapeno and lunch. Cash prizes will be given to the winner of the tournament, gross and net, as well as for longest drive and closest to the pin. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. March 30, and tee-off is at 1 p.m.
Feed the Boro will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and Thursday, Nov. 23. Wednesday is preparation day in Statesboro High School's kitchen, where the turkeys are cooked and desserts are sliced and packaged. On Thanksgiving Day, volunteers fan out across the area to deliver more than 2,000 meals to families in need.
In addition to playing in the tournament and sponsoring the event, there are lots of volunteer opportunities in helping coordinate the fundraiser and the meal throughout the year. This is a great service project for high school organizations, fraternities and sororities.
For more information on the golf scramble, Feed the Boro, connecting your organization with the project or personally volunteering, contact Robin Aspinwall at (912) 596-9542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, DeWayne Grice at (912) 489-3912 or email@example.com or Don Poe at (912) 541-0411or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.facebook.com/feedboro.
A special thanks to McDonalds, D&R Car Care, Renfroe Outdoor, Minuteman Press and Brooks Financial, who are premier sponsors, and also T.C. Outdoors, Citizens Bank, Ellis Meats, Bubba Hunt, United Way, Hedrick Rodeo and Loco's, who are hole sponsors as of press time.